Aaron Harrison Cragin
From 1859's McClees' Gallery of Photographic Portraits of the Senators, Representatives & Delegates of the Thirty-Fifth Congress
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from New Hampshire's 3rd district
March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1859
|Preceded by||Harry Hibbard|
|Succeeded by||Thomas M. Edwards|
|United States Senator|
from New Hampshire
March 4, 1865 – March 3, 1877
|Preceded by||John P. Hale|
|Succeeded by||Edward H. Rollins|
|Member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives|
|Born||February 3, 1821|
|Died||May 10, 1898 (aged 77)|
|Resting place||School Street Cemetery|
Lebanon, Grafton County
|Political party||American Party|
|Spouse(s)||Isabella Tuller Cragin|
|Children||Harry Wilton Cragin|
Sarah Whitney Cragin
Cragin was a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives from 1852 to 1855.
Elected by the American Party to the Thirty-fourth Congress and as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth Congress, Cragin served from (March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1859). While in the House of Representatives, he was chairman of the Committee on Expenditures in the Department of War (Thirty-fourth Congress).
Cragin resumed the practice of law and in 1859 was again a member of the State house of representatives. In 1860 he was a delegate to the Republican Convention in Chicago, and a delegate to the Philadelphia loyalists convention in 1866. He was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1864; was reelected in 1870, and served from March 4, 1865, to March 3, 1877. While in the Senate he was chairman of the Committee on Engrossed Bills (Thirty-ninth Congress) and a member of the Committee to Audit and Control the Contingent Expense (Fortieth and Forty-first Congresses), the Committee on Naval Affairs (Forty-first and Forty-third Congresses), and the Committee on Railroads (Forty-third and Forty-fourth Congresses).
Son of Aaron and Sarah Whitney, Cragin married Isabella Tuller and they had a son, Harry Wilton Cragin, who graduated from Yale University and was appointed third assistant in the United States Patent Office.
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|Preceded by |
John P. Hale
| U.S. Senator (Class 2) from New Hampshire |
Served alongside: Daniel Clark, George G. Fogg, James W. Patterson, Bainbridge Wadleigh
Edward H. Rollins
|U.S. House of Representatives|
|Preceded by |
| U.S. Representative for the 3rd District of New Hampshire |
Thomas M. Edwards